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Chimera: 'I don't trust Gary Bettman right now'

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08:24 AM ET 01.04 | Clearly, NHL labor negotiations remain in a tenous state going in to the weekend. Perhaps it's not quite time to get hopes up about the season starting in mid-January. "I'm a little leery," Capitals winger Jason Chimera said Thursday following a player-organized workout in Arlington. The league "knew that deadline [to disclaim interest] was coming, so maybe they were bargaining in good faith up until that moment and maybe they're going to shut it down today. I don't dislike anybody, but I don't trust Gary Bettman right now and what his motive is. He's a nice man, I've met him numerous times, but I don't trust what's happened so far. ... I just don't believe anything anymore until it's done."

The Washington Post

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January 4, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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OMG JUST SHUT YOUR EFFING MOUTH! You think anybody on the other side trusts Donald Fehr? But you don't hear THEM running their educated, well-polished dentures.

I agree Danny, this is getting tiresome, it's no different to the partisan BS that you get from any parliamentary or congressional building in the so-called "Civilised West". Chimera, like all players whould be like the best of children and sit down and shut up until spoken to.

January 4, 2013  09:03 AM ET
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OMG JUST SHUT YOUR EFFING MOUTH! You think anybody on the other side trusts Donald Fehr? But you don't hear THEM running their educated, well-polished dentures.

but it has been a while since we got one of these...

January 4, 2013  10:05 AM ET

He's a nice man.

Don't take this too seriously guys. Obviously Jason is suffering from a concussion nobody knew about.

January 4, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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OMG JUST SHUT YOUR EFFING MOUTH! You think anybody on the other side trusts Donald Fehr? But you don't hear THEM running their educated, well-polished dentures.

Hes just saying what every one of us is thinking..... and the only reason the owners arent speaking their minds is because they essentially have a gag order on them.... imagine what an owner like dolan would have to say if it wasn't gonna cost him a million to do.... probly more then a million considering the remarks would probly resemble what chimera just said...lol

January 4, 2013  10:21 AM ET

Chimera: 'I don't trust Gary Bettman right now'

Well, Jason, I NEVER trusted you either so, eph off and keep your mouth shut, you dumb ****.

January 4, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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but it has been a while since we got one of these...

You can expect more of these as the Fehrer instigated vote to disclaim intrest intensifies.

What these poor saps don't seem to understand is that, long after their playing days are over, the owners will still be owners and making money in other ventures. But, these dumb **** will never recover the money they're forfeiting now by blindly following the Fehrer's advice who, BTW, will also be making money hand over fist and laughing his way to the bank long after they're forgotten.

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January 4, 2013  12:09 PM ET

We're a frustrated clan at least I am.

January 4, 2013  12:26 PM ET

Why did he ever trust Bettman at all?

January 4, 2013  01:57 PM ET
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Chimera: 'I don't trust Gary Bettman right now'Well, Jason, I NEVER trusted you either so, eph off and keep your mouth shut, you dumb ****.

You know how it goes Roamer if they don't have anything intellegent to say it is the old stand by " I don't trust Bettman". It is too bad because most of the players are decent down to earth guys who do more for their communities then you will see in any other sport. Fehr and Bettman do have a way of bringing out the worst in people.

January 4, 2013  02:06 PM ET
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Chimera: 'I don't trust Gary Bettman right now'Well, Jason, I NEVER trusted you either so, eph off and keep your mouth shut, you dumb ****.

I figure it's safe in assuming he wasn't on your fantasy team.

January 4, 2013  03:59 PM ET
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It is too bad because most of the players are decent down to earth guys who do more for their communities then you will see in any other sport.

Very true. BTW, I'll be leaving soon to see your baby Oilers as they go up against ours in Grand Rapids tonight, then on to Milwaukee and Chicago as they take on Admirals and Wolves on Saturday and Sunday. Should be fun.

January 4, 2013  04:11 PM ET

Chimera is aptly named.

Heart of a lion, mouth of a howler monkey.

January 4, 2013  04:29 PM ET
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Very true. BTW, I'll be leaving soon to see your baby Oilers as they go up against ours in Grand Rapids tonight, then on to Milwaukee and Chicago as they take on Admirals and Wolves on Saturday and Sunday. Should be fun.

Good for you. The Griffins and Oil Barons are tied up so it is a big game for both. Enjoy the games and you have a safe and fun trip.

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January 4, 2013  09:13 PM ET
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Also, it's foolish to think that the majority (or even close) of the owners are so disenfranchised with The BUUTTTplug, to the point of wanting to fire him, but are powerless to do anything about it

I tend to agree. I suspect they love Gary. He takes the flack. He walks point.

He is paid well to be what he is on their behalf.

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